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City news in 250 words: Thursday 2 June

Heaton Hall more news, salt, NHS details and Fifa’s favourite airline

Published on June 2nd 2011.


City news in 250 words: Thursday 2 June

HEATON HALL and Wythenshawe Hall are to close for the rest of the year but will not be sold off as the MEN indicated yesterday. Cllr Mike Amesbury told Confidential, “There’s not a grain of truth about us selling the properties off.” The cuts imposed on councils from central government mean the Halls will close all year although maintenance will be carried out. See Sleuth, click here. 

SALT will be stored in a vast salt barn so that our roads remain clear in 
winter. The warehouse will be in Carrington and will house 4,500 tonnes of salt - a third of this amount will be a strategic reserve. It’s all very local as well as most of the salt will come from Winsford Rock Salt Mine, in Cheshire, twenty miles south. 

A MAN has admitted using patient details gained from former nurse whose daughter was recently killed in Greater Manchester. Personal injury claims worker Martin Campbell, 31, obtained data relating to some patients being treated at Bury walk-in centres. The details were given to him by his then girlfriend Dawn Makin, who was found unconscious beside the body of her daughter Chloe, four, in February. Campbell, of Bury, was fined £1,050.

QATAR Airways, FIFA’s favourite airline (ho, ho) is stepping up capacity on the Manchester – Doha route with the addition of a second daily flight this week. The move comes as Qatar Airways continues to add routes and increase frequency across its global network, as part of its aggressive expansion strategy.

Fact of the day: In this week in 1742 Ann Lee was baptised at Manchester Cathedral. She was leader of the Shaking Quakers, whose worship involved ecstatic shaking. Shaker furniture is renowned the world over for its simplicity.

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Chrisy JonesJune 2nd 2011.

Can anyone think of how we can save Heaton Hall. We need to pull together and raise funds. This is part of our heritige and childhoods. Do we really want to see it go to ruins? Click like if you want to start a campaign

Duke FameJune 2nd 2011.

I'd have thought the national trust was better at running these things rather than a local council. Heaton hall has not been fully open for some time.

If it's going to be closed, it might as well be sold. In fact, if a local business didn't use it's property for some time, the council would compulsary purchase it.

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